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    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy isn't a specific illness, but rather a general term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions, which result in movement and co-ordination disorders, caused by damage to the brain. Read more →

    my son is 15months old and in the last 5 months has perferated his eardrum 7 times due to infections in the middle. He is due to have grommets in 2 months time. He recently had a hearing test and his hearing is really poor. After he has had the grommets inserted will his hearing improve or will he need further treatment for it?





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    MY daughter had her grommetts put in at 4 and hear hearing improved almost immediately ..( told me tv was too loud)

    Hi Tim. Very difficult to assess your situation without a visual examination. Parts of a penis head can look a bit ugly with the foreskin pulled back. I suggest that you go to your doctor and get checked out. It will take 5 minutes...just be sensible and go for it.

    Have you had his hearing checked recently? Could possibly be something like glue ear, which effects low frequency sounds. My daughter has a permanent high frequency hearing loss & glue ear which was picked up at birth, and we have seen similar speech problems. Worth an appointment with your GP, who would make a hospital referral to have it properly checked he/she felt it necessary.

    MY daughter had her grommetts put in at 4 and hear hearing improved almost immediately ..( told me tv was too loud)

    my 4 year old son's penis swells up like a balloon when he goes to the toilet. i remember hearing something about this on the show. is it something to get checked out? thanks.





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    hi, my 3 year old son's penis swells when he goes to the toilet i took him to our GP as i was concerned. it does'nt just swell a little bit the whole thing swells. he has been refered to a urinary consultant at alder hey.

    i have had grommets twice and im 13 now my hearing is still not good and i dont know if im allowed to have grommets again? what will they do if i cant? thanks to anyone who can answer xxx





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    hi,im 14 years old, and was born with deafness in the right ear, along with other problems(upside down ear drum). When i was 9 i had a op, to bring my hearing back... it worked.. but im going deaf again, i have also found lumps around my ear,whats wrong? I don't want to worry my parents.I was discharged from the children's hospital 2 years ago and i don't want to go back.





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    hi i have the same problem. my son is 15 months old and he walks like that i went to my doctors and they said he will grow out of it but i dont think he will. they dont seem to want to help. every 1 sais my son walks like john wayne and its not nice hearing that. dont worry. go to ur doctors and keep asking untill they do something about it thats wat i am doin x x x

    Dear Ella, I really feel bad for you and can understand a little of what you might be going through. I was born with very thin hair and a couple of large patches. My hair has never grown and is unlikely to, as I was born like this - I am 47 now. I don't know where your doctor has the idea that you will grow out of it. so little is known about alopecia, your hair may grow back ,it might get worse, it might get better and never fall out again. it could also be hormonal. However, the reason i am writing is that I can absolutely relate to how you're feeling as a teenager. as a girl it is so important to feel good about your hair, and you just dont when it's like ours. I can remember all the jibes at school - I HATED going to school, and every day I would get called baldy or skinhead. There is one positive here - you had hair, and it's possible it will come back. in the meantime, you could try nanogen fibres (look on ebay) to add a bit of thickness, or some of the concealer pencils they do. try to remember, one day you will feel ok about this - it is only hair and although you feel your world is a painful one to live in, it could be a whole lot worse, like your sight, hearing or a limb. My 10 year old son is also suffering hair loss now, i don't know whether it will grow back or not, i am trying to support him, and i know from experience how cruel other kids can be. Hang on in there petal, what doesn't kill you makes you a whole lot stronger. Think of a few witty retorts - "I have a medical condition - what's your excuse?" etc, and try to see the names callers as the ones with the problem. I pretended I was deaf when I was a kid - you'd be surprised how quickly they get fed up when they don't get a response. Good luck hunny.xx

    hi i'm 34 and kepted getting repeat ear infections since i was little,i had gromets at the age of 7 and 12,i also have hearing problem and still get ear infections,my hearing never improved but don't worry,if needs be they now have digital hearing aids which are miles better and comfortable and you don't notice them.





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    my son is due to have grommets next week and he is 6 now, we have been going for hearing tests for over a year now and there have been no improvement with his hearing. They are also taking his tonsils out and possibly his adenoids. This is a scary experience for him and us but we know it's for the best.





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    Two is quite young to expect alot of talking. most kids do not say much at that age. You should keep checking though because when my son had them at 3 he was already behind in developing even though he pronounced his words fine. When he started school he had his hearing tested again and now wears hearing aids.

    My daughter is 8 years old and has constantly sufferd with build up of ear wax and reduced hearing without pain or fever since the age of 3. I have taken her to the G.P several times and have been instructed to use ear wax remover but I am worried if this continues it will damage her hearing as she gets older what can I do next to help her.





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    I think she may have glu ear. This is common in children and they should grow out of it. Go to the doctors and they well double check and give you some medicine. It shouldn't effect her hearing when she is older.

    Hi folks..... after a reconsideration of our claim was rejected I have now launched an appeal. Am due to have a hearing shortly and to be honest, i am really frightened.....I am getting help from the CAB with all the info I need for the day and the will be there with me. At this stage, it is most likely that the hearing will not be until after Christmas. Fingers crossed for a positive outcome x

    Hello, I've had a meningitis since the age of 5 which was affected. My deafness occurred has to damaged nerve and other part of the inner ear. So my hearing loss happened at the age of 8 and I have find quite a lot of improve by over the years and now I felt about my hearing has gained for sensing many boundaries. So I'm doing all researching these days since 2007 and wanted to know from the ear specialist to whether improvement or developments. I'm just feeling little better over years past now so and wanted to get your advice.





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    my daughter is 6 and was diagnosed with 2 glue ears after her drum perforated. or gunge popped out in simple terms. i noticed she had trouble hearing me and had a appt with ent people set up just prior to the gunge incident. she may grow out of this but she has to pop her ears a lot like you would do on a plane and has to be careful when its cold as when she catches a cold her hearing is poor. all we can do is get her tested at ent clinic every 6 months and tell all her teachers to speak closely or facing her to guarantee she has actually heard them. family are well aware.

    I think she may have glu ear. This is common in children and they should grow out of it. Go to the doctors and they well double check and give you some medicine. It shouldn't effect her hearing when she is older.

    Someone help my 1 year old daughter is in so much pain she has red raw bits sudocrem is not working and bapanthan so now trying thrush cream does anyone else know anything else that works hate hearing her scream everytine I change her





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    My 2yr old was diagnosed with mild active colitis, and is on sulphasalizine and a dairy free diet. However, she is still passing blood through her stools and complains of stomach pains. After hearing about Coeliac, I am wondering if this is what she has.





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    hi my names karen i know what you are going through been there myself you can try going through the school maybe they can refer you to childrens mental health team your not alone im involved with the southampton ahdh surport groupe as above contact us for surport and information good luck we look forward to hearing from you

    My son was born with bilateral talipes that was picked up on my 21wk scan. At 2 weeks old he had his first cast, and then 3 more after that. At 6wks he was put into his boots and bar, and carried on that way for 13wks at 23hrs a day. He then came out of them, and only wore them at night. He started walking at 10.5 months old, and by 11 months he was running around. He has no visual size difference in his feet, and up to now, no surgery has been necessary. He is now 16 months old, and very happy. (still wearing his boots and bar at night time) We will find out at our next appointment in September if he may need the tenotomy as the only small problem that we can see is that his heel may not be totally in the correct position. Just for all you new parents out there who may have just been told that your unborn child/new born has Talipes, it is not the end of the world. They always tell you the worst case, and more often than not, it works out to be fine. People can not believe that my lil man ever had a problem with his feet, and we thank the LRI for everything they have done for us. We are just hoping that we can avoid surgery, but if not, hey if it will make his life a little easier when he is older, then we will go ahead and do it. Good Luck!





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    Hi all i have had some concerns about my 7yr old son that still dribbles and reading your comments has made me realise that it seems to quite a commom problem for children, an going to go with some of the advice above and take him back to the docs and try get the ball rolling for him, i really dont want him to go to high school still doing it, im also going to be asking about a hearing test as have had school saying hes understaing isnt 100%. thanks for all the advise and wish you all the best of luck. x





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    I am 14 years old and I suffer with bad ear infections , I get them when I go on planes , if I go under water , if the window is down in the car or if we go down hills in the car , I now wear earplugs on a plane and it does help but I will still sometimes get ear infections . As I've had so many ear infections my hearing is starting to go , my doctor checked them out a few days ago and I am now deaf in one ear because of the infections which is annoying , I sometimes get ear infections for know reason and my ears are always a bit sore now , what should I do ? Some help please . Thanks .





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    I note that a year has passed since your comments. Hopefully you have been able to find help. If any one suspects they have a autistic child then keeping to a routine helps , any changes need to be planned in advance ie trips to dentist or hardresser preferably with a picture of the place they are going to in advance. autistics are very visual and it gets them use to a different place. Don't discourage repetitive behaviour unless it causes problems socially . Stinking can be done if excited or stressed and helps. It would be a good idea to mention your concerns to a teacher and your family doctor. A teacher will be able to make observations that could help with a diagnosis. Co morbid conditions are common such as dyslexia , dyspraxia , OCD , attention defacit,in extreme case autistic children may not talk ,they might not play with toys in the usual way. It is how the brain works and so it is normal for them to be like this that's not to say that improvements and help cannot drastically reverse a lot of the disabling side of autism. I have suspected ASD and dyslexia and I feel that I understand the condition ,even at it's extreme. It's not easy and these children should not be considered more naughty or less able than other children just different with different needs.

    I have had grommets 3 times this set has stayed in about a year and a bit the time before that a year and before that 4-5 years (I know they last long times) they help for a few months then the hearing dips until I can barely hear anyone talking to me even if they are sitting beside me and so i tend not to talk to people in public or go out much as i find it embarrassing having to get people to repeat stuff 4 5 6 times to me and I really don't want to have the surgeries again as they never work!!





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    hi i have read your comment above my name is karen i have a son with adhd and am also involved with a adhd support group for adults and children.unfortunatly we hear this all the time at our group we are in the prosess of becoming a charity base group.we have been running for a year now and are always happy to help and give advice you can find r page on facebook or internet southamptonadhd support group.there is help out there so please get in contact look forward to hearing from u

    My son is 6 years old, i discovered a small bald patch 18 months ago, this gradually got bigger and alopecia areata was diagnosed, other parts of his hair thinned and we paid to see a dermotologist privately, he began treatment and his hair began to grow back but fell out else where, he then caught chicken pox and when he had this his hair fell out faster than ever before and now he has lost over half his hair. I would be interested in hearing if any one else has noticed this condition worsening during illness. thanks





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    Hi, my son wasn't diagnosed with glue ear until aged 3 and it was some time after that when he had grommets put in. After that his development was exponential but even so it has taken years for him to catch up. We were told he was on the spectrum and a special needs child but actually he was just a little boy who had glue ear which hadn't been diagnosed and so his development had been unusually slow. Lack of hearing affects all areas of development and we spent hours teaching him eg catching a ball. Now he excels in a number of sports and he is predicted mostly As at GCSE. I wouldn't worry about your grandson. He will need time to catch up but I'm sure he will be fine.

    Dose my 7yearold son have adhd, he is always lashing out at his sister an younger brother for no reason at all they could just walk past him an he will either kick them or slap them he even dose it to me or if my friends come in my house an they go past him he will hit them to, he never stops talking an messing around but there is one thing that stops him lashing out at people an messing about all the time an that's him laying in front of the tv watching ben 10 or a film but is letin him lay an watch tv from when he gets home from School till he gose bed good for him I no its stoping him from hitin an messing an making me stressed but I just don't won't him having problems with his hearing or eyesight when he gets older but just don't no wat else to do but let him watch tv can anyone help please





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